February 23, 2019

DeRuyter boys roll past Cougars

Joe McIntyre/staff photographer

Cincinnatus' Hanah Enright (23), right, steals a pass intended for Brookfield's Jenna Bugbee (5), left, in the second quarter.

The host DeRuyter boys’ basketball team led 30-6 after one quarter against Stockbridge Valley Thursday night and went on to score an 80-37 Central Counties League victory.

In CCL girls’ basketball, visiting Brookfield came away with a 71-26 win over Cincinnatus.

BOYS

DeRuyter 80, Stockbridge Valley 37: The Rockets, the state’s eighth-ranked Class D team, led 48-19 at halftime and 71-30 after three en route to improving to 10-1 in the league and 16-3 overall. Louie Glisson had 19 points as well as four rebounds and two blocks to set the pace while his brother Frank Glisson had 16 points, five assists and four steals and Gavin Richardson scored 11 points with six rebounds, seven assists and five steals. A total of 10 different players scored at least two points for the winners.

The Cougars (5-7, 5-14) got 19 points from Wyatt Becker.

“In the last home game before sectionals, we tried to fine tune our game,” coach Ric Barnes said. “It started out very well. We scored 30 points in the first quarter and were not tested after that. We were able to put some pressure on them and scored quick and often. When the substitutions started we fell off pretty good. The bench has been very good lately. They just didn’t have it tonight. We scored out front a bunch in the first. That opened the middle and made Louie more effective.”

DeRuyter visits Madison today after the 5:30 p.m. JV game, and can earn a share of the league championship, along with McGraw, with a win.

GIRLS

Brookfield 71, Cincinnatus 26: The Beavers, ranked seventh among the state’s Class D teams, led 12-4 after one quarter and put the game away with a 16-1 second-quarter edge for a 28-5 halftime lead. They were up 49-16 after three and improved to 10-1 league and 14-2 overall with the win.

Madilyne Kupris had a game-high 21 points, plus seven rebounds, for the winners. Jaelyn Vleer-Elliott had a double- double with 19 points and 16 rebounds to go with eight assists, four blocks and three steals, Marissa Kupris also had a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds and Jenna Bugbee scored 10 points.

McKayla Maroney had 11 points, seven rebounds and two assists for the Red Lions (2-9, 2-16), Delaney Rutan with nine points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals and Alexia Abbatiello with seven rebounds.

Cincy closes out the season Saturday at Otselic Valley in an 11 a.m. start.

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